Market Musings Blog

Serious Citrus

Fresh fruit salad in glass bowl.

We get seriously excited about citrus this time of year – there are so many bright and flavorful varieties! We love to share our excitement; if you have questions or want to taste a particular variety, don’t hesitate to ask our produce staff. Read more …

3 Game Day Guacamole Recipes

Guacamole with avocado on wooden table

Get your crew together and grab ingredients for Game Day guacamole! Here, we share three guacamole recipes – one from a produce expert at each of our three stores – to prep for Superbowl Sunday. We recommend pairing your freshly made guacamole with organic corn tortilla chips from local producer Whole Grain Milling Company or Garden of Eatin’.

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New Year Detox Recipes

Green smoothie

Try these delicious juices and smoothies that blend detoxifying fruits and vegetables to help you feel great for the start of the new year. Read more …

Fresh, Organic Seasonal Citrus Direct from Growers

texascitrusEach year during the early winter season we receive an annual shipment of bright, ripe, juicy citrus direct from G&S Groves in McAllen, Texas. This family-run farm grows organic navel oranges, Red Rio grapefruit, Persian limes, Key limes, and Meyer lemons, all of which are available for sale at Mississippi Market.

Although these great tasting fruits are not grown locally since they thrive in warmer climates, we sell them at the co-op because they’re produced using environmentally-beneficial agricultural practices. Plus, our direct relationship with farmers David and Bonnie guarantees great produce and helps support a small family farm with multiple citrus groves.

These fruits are only available at the co-op once a year – don’t miss your chance to taste them!

Hoppin’ John for Good Luck in the New Year

New Year’s Day in South America is celebrated by many families with Hoppin’ John, a stew made with black eyed peas. Some people add a penny or other small trinket to the beans when serving them. Whoever finds it is promised especially good luck in the New Year. Many recipes can be found for Hoppin’ John as there are many cooks who make it; use this one as a foundation for creating your own version.

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Tips & Tricks for Grilled Corn on the Cob

If you don’t have a backyard grill, don’t despair—stovetop grilling yields the wonderfully smoky flavor of an outside grill too. Read more …

The Unofficial Start of Summer

Fire up those coals! Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and your co-op has everything you need (at great prices) to have a grill fest in your back yard.
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Heart-winning Valentine’s Day Treats

It’s hard to refuse something that someone has poured their love into. These heart-winning Valentine’s Day treats are sure to put a smile on the faces of your loved ones.  Read more …

Meals Made with a lot of Heart

Take it from us, meals made with a lot of heart are the surest way to show how much you care. Your valentine is bound to feel the love when you serve one of these delicious meals. Read more …

A heart-healthy meal for Heart Month

According to the American Heart Association, “a healthy diet and lifestyle are your best weapons in the fight against heart disease.” We’ve put together this meal idea in honor of National Heart Month.  Read more …